University Preparation

University Preparation

Our mission: "to challenge and support our students to do their best through truth and courage in learning and in life" really does lie at the very heart of everything we do. This is especially true when it comes to helping our students prepare for their post-secondary lives. Our academic advisors begin working with students in Grade 9 to help students determine appropriate choices for university and college based on interests, courses, school records, location and costs.

Recognizing that post-secondary planning is a collective process involving the school, the individual student and his/her family, our advisors strive to keep all parties informed about opportunities and application deadlines as they arise. Throughout the year, they schedule visits from university representatives from around the world to meet with Senior School students to answers questions or provide information about specific programs.

Here’s where some of our graduates have continued their education:

GNS graduates attend universities and colleges around the world. Our graduates can be found attending schools such as Harvard University, University of St Andrews, University of California – Berkeley, University of Toronto, Queen's University, McGill University, and University of British Columbia, to name just a few.

Class of 2016 Offers

Congratulations to our Graduating Class of 2016! As of June 2016, our class of 75 students has received 224 offers of acceptance to some of the top post-secondary institutions in the world. The class has been offered $1,289,630 in scholarship dollars. Of that, over $750,000 of that total was offered to our IB Diploma graduates.

CANADA

Acadia University
Bishop’s University
Canadian Coast Guard
Carleton University
Concordia University
Dalhousie University
Emily Carr University of Art & Design
Huron University
Kings College
McGill University (#38)*
McMaster University
Mt. Allison University
Queens University
Ryerson University
Simon Fraser University
St. Francis Xavier University
University of British Columbia (#34)*
University of Alberta
University of Calgary
University of Guelph
University of Ottawa
University of Saskatchewan
University of Toronto (#19)*
University of Victoria
University of Waterloo
Western University
Wilfred Laurier University

UNITED STATES

Loyola Marymount University
New York University (#30)*
Stanford University (#3)*
University of Arizona
University of California, Santa Barbara (#39)*

INTERNATIONAL

Kings College (#27)*
London School of Economics (#23)*

*Represents the university rank as noted in the 2016 World University Rankings.

Class of 2015 Offers

Congratulations to our Graduating Class of 2015! As of July 2015, our class of 79 students received University acceptances to some of the top post-secondary institutions in the world. The class was offered $867,000 in scholarships dollars. Of that $867,000, over $700,000 of that total was offered to our IB Diploma graduates.

Canada

Acadia University
Bishop’s University
Carleton University
Concordia University
Dalhousie University
Emily Carr University of Art & Design
Kings College
McGill University (#39)*
Mt. Allison University
Queens University
Ryerson University
Simon Fraser University
University of British Columbia (#32)*
University of Alberta
University of Saskatchewan
University of Toronto (#20)*
University of Victoria
University of Waterloo
Western University
Wilfred Laurier University

United States

Cornell University (#19)*
Carnegie Mellon University (#24)*
Harvard University (#2)*
University of California – Berkeley (#8)*
University of California – Davis (#55)*
University of California – Irvine
University of California – Riverside
University of California – Santa Cruz
University of Hawaii – Manoa
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania (#16)*

International

St. Andrews
University College of London (#22)*
University College of Dublin

*Represents the university rank as noted in the 2015 Rankings of Best Global Universities. The top 55 schools are highlighted.

Class of 2014 Offers

In 2014, our Grad Class of 63 students received 169 offers of admission from 53 schools in 8 countries. The total value of the Scholarships they have been offered is in excess of $500,000. These graduates were offered places at the following institutions.

Canada

University of Alberta - 3
University of British Columbia, Okanagan - 1
University of British Columbia, Vancouver - 13
University of Calgary – 1
Camosun College – 14
Carleton University - 2
Dalhousie University - 6
University of Guelph – 4
Huron University College - 1
University of King's College - 5
McGill University - 4
McMaster University - 3
Memorial University - 1
Mount Allison University - 2
University of New Brunswick - 1
University of Ottawa - 1
Queen's University - 15
Ryerson University - 1
St. Francis Xavier University - 1
Saint Mary's University - 1
University of Saskatchewan - 1
Simon Fraser University – 5
Trent University – 2
Trinity Western University - 1
University of Toronto - 3
University of Victoria - 38
Vancouver Island University - 4
University of Waterloo - 4
Western University - 6

United States

Berklee College of Music (Boston) - 1
Boston University - 1
University of California, San Diego - 1
Chowan University - 1
University of Georgia - 1
Millikin University - 1
Northeastern University - 1
New York University - 1
Pennsylvania State University - 1
Purdue University - 1
University of Washington - 1

Hong Kong

University of Hong Kong - 1

England

Imperial College London - 1
University of Leeds - 1
Newcastle University - 1
University of Sheffield - 1
St. George's, University of London - 1

Ireland

University College Dublin - 2

Scotland

University of Aberdeen - 1
University of Edinburgh – 1
University of Glasgow - 1
University of St Andrews - 1

Grenada

St. George’s University – 1

Pakistan

Aga Khan University - 1

  • University of BC
  • Harvard University
  • University of Toronto
  • Berkeley
  • Cornell University
  • Dalhousie University
  • McGill University
  • Queen's University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University College of London
  • University of Victoria
  • University of Waterloo
  • Stanford University
  • London School of Economics
  • University of Ottawa

University & Academic Advising Contacts

Kirsten Ziegler, BBA, BEd
University and Academic Counsellor
250.370.6800
kziegler@mygns.ca

90%+ of our grads
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